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Celebrate the start of baseball season with these ideas to bring it to your meeting.
Baseball is big in Cincinnati. You won’t find a better Opening Day anywhere, and the experience at Great American Ball Park is unmatched. Baseball is just a part of who we are.
With that in mind, we have been thinking about how you can bring baseball to your meeting during this season. And, at least in Cincinnati, there are a lot of ways you can do it.
Invite a ballplayer to speak: Looking for a motivational speaker that can really speak to what it is like to be at the top of the game? There is no better than a ballplayer that made it to the MLB. He can give real world advice of how he did it that can inspire your attendees to strive to those same great heights.
Host a ball game: In a world where we are looking for creative ways to make our meetings healthier, why not actually play a game? This will inspire teamwork among your attendees and create deep networking opportunities that they just can’t get any other way.
Serve baseball food: It’s hard to think about baseball without peanuts, cracker jacks or hot dogs. And maybe a beer or two. You can either work with your caterer to reinvent these favorites, or simply serve them just as your attendees would get it at the ballpark. And in a city like Cincinnati, there’s no need to reinvent the beer, as we have a large selection of some of the best craft beers out there, including Rhinegeist Brewery which was named one of the top new breweries by RateBeer.com.
Have your meeting at a ballpark: Instead of bringing baseball to your meeting, bring your meeting to baseball. And in a ballpark like Great American Ball Park, you don’t even have to worry about the challenges of having a meeting outdoors. Their indoor facilities are top notch with fantastic views of the field. And tech challenges? Not here. This ballpark strives to be the most high tech ballpark there is, and it shows with touches such as iPads in all of the suites.
What are you doing to bring baseball to your meeting?